Anjuna VP for moving quarantined people from populated areas




Following complaints from locals, the Anjuna-Caisua panchayat on Thursday has requested the north collector to move the quarantined people from centres located in densely populated areas to isolated places.

The villagers of Anjuna raised concern and expressed fear over the granting of permission to hotel and guesthouses for paid quarantine centres in the village. The villagers have raised concern over the safety of the residents which comprises of senior citizens and children below 10 years who are vulnerable to Covid-19. 

Villagers opined that the two centres that have been given permission are in populated areas and one of them is not even a hotel but is being used as a quarantine centre.  

It may be recalled that the district magistrate had issued an order granting hotels to operate as paid quarantine centres for employees of industries coming through the inter- state permit.

The sarpanch of Anjuna-Caisua Savio Almeida said that acting on complaints of local and representation of various groups, the panchayat body held a meeting on Wednesday and has unanimously decided against any quarantine facilities in the village of Anjuna-Caisua-Vagator.

“We have already written a letter to the North Goa collector and also copies have been sent to PI Anjuna and health centre informing that such facilities should be created in isolated areas” said Almeida.

Meanwhile a resident of a housing society at Siolim has raised concern over a flat being used as a home quarantine facility by travellers who had travelled from Maharashtra and have been home quarantined till May 25.

The members of society expressed displeasure stating that the society committee or members were not taken into confidence by the state administration officials or by the caretaker of the flat before renting or leasing the flat.

In this connection the secretary of the society Gregory D’Souza has filed a complaint with the police to take action against the caretaker for not informing about the guests staying in the society and for threatening the secretary. Police are looking into the matter.